Around NYC Today (5/10) George Braith, Bomb Shelter Comedy, Selena Screening

THINGS TO DO

Selena: Movie Screening and Best Dressed Contest, West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue – Highbridge Park, 6pm – 11:30pm

Join a movie screening of Tejano legend Selena. The movie starts at around 8:00 p.m. Put on your best Selena outfit and join a Selena look-a-like contest. Free.

Poetry and Prose Open Mic, Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm

enjoy an evening of poetry and short fiction. Present an original or favorite piece during the open mic, or relax and be inspired by our featured readers. Featuring poets Chelsea Fonden, Zev Torres, Thomas Fucaloro and Sergio Satelite. $7.

Dan Tranh Music Class, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) will be teaching a beginner’s course of Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither. Free.

Public Theater Mobile Unit presents Henry V, The Public Theater – NoHo, 1pm – 2:30pm

Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V. There are two ways to get free tickets. Tickets will be given away at the Public Theater’s lobby 90 minutes before the performance. Tickets will also be distributed through a mobile lottery on the TodayTix app. Free.

 

MUSIC

Naked Giants, Native Sun, Twiga, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Horse Lords, Leila Bordreuil, GOLD DIME, H0L0 – Queens, 7pm, $10.

The Petals, Sheen Marina, The U.S. Americans, Panama Dreams, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Renata Zeiguer, Son Step, Zula, Wilder Maker, Threes Brewing – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

George Braith, Hansborough Recreation Center – Harlem, May 10 (Thurs.), 1pm – 2pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Daniel Webb (Stand-up NBC, Moontower Comedy Festival), Adam Glyn (TMZ, Caroline’s on Broadway), Katie Hannigan (The Stand, All Jane Comedy Festival), Kevin Ryan (Laughs on FOX, AXS TV), Chris Scopo (New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club), Brett Kline (Greenwich Village Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), The Gaf West – Midtown West, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Airplane Mode w/ Tom Thakkar (CONAN, Sirius XM), Emmy Blotnick (Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Sam Ruddy (Reductress), David Tveite (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Rebecca O’Neal (VICE), Cherry Tree – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Bryant Park Tai Chi, Fountain Terrace – Bryant Park, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 27, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours, Meet at Helskell Plaza in Bryant Park, Every Monday until June 4, 8am – 9am, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 6pm – 8pm. Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday until April 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow, Lawn at 74th Street in Riverside Park South, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Yoga in the Park, Sunken Meadow Picnic Area – Randall’s Island Park, Every Tuesday until September 11, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (2/2) Big Weird Comedy Show, Selective Perception Party

THINGS TO DO

Paint Night, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6pm – 8:30pm

Join a night of free expression through painting. Supplies and instruction will be provided. Free.

Selective Perception Closing Party, Elsewhere Loft – Brooklyn, 7pm

“Selective Perception” is an exhibition of vector illustrations by Claudine Eriksson, Andrea Johansson and Darcy Moore. This will be the female design collective’s third exhibition in New York City. A series of works that demonstrate the multi-faceted meanings of a single word will presented by each designer in the exhibition. Each work calls attention to the diverse associations viewers have with a single word’s visual or written meaning. 3xStudio will be donating 10% of the proceeds from “Selective Perception” to the ACLU. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Saint Mela, Yaya Bey, Zenizen, Sha Savage (DJ), C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Spirit Of, Inspiraling, Baylor Rossi, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Sensoria, Malibu, Dasychira, Debit, Gar-ud (Tennis Rodman), Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $5 – $10.

Lake Ruth, The Galaxy Electric, The Bell House – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Rhinestone, Alena Spanger, Little Mystery, ggpeach, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

 

COMEDY

Carole Montgomery (Comedy Central), Courtney Fearrington (Thug Passion), Emily Flake (Cartoonist for The New Yorker), Maria Wojciechowski (Featured in The New Yorker), Hosted by Derek Humphrey (Derek Mansplains It All Podcast), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

Caitlin Peluffo (Seeso), Lev Fer (Skank Fest), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Roddy MacInnes (New York Comedy Festival), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Big Weird Comedy Show w/ Aparna Nancherla (BoJack Horseman, Master of None), Chris Calogero (VICE, Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Katie Hannigan (Carolines on Broadway, New York Comedy Club), Clare O’Kane (VICELAND), Kenny DeForest (Comedy Central Stand-Up, Late Night with Seth Meyers), Hosted by Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central Half Hour), Ryan Beck (The Daily Show, Girl Code), Will Winner (The Good, The Dad, and The Ugly Podcast, HuffPost), Secret Loft – Chelsea, 8:30pm, $5 – $15.

 

ONGOING

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until Feb. 23, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue in Central Park, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Around NYC Today (1/26) Michael Turber, Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Kondabolu Bros.

THINGS TO DO

Michael Thurber in Transit, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm – 8pm

This is a musical variety show led by composer and bassist Michael Thurber. The show features a broad array of genres and performers from diverse musical backgrounds. From rappers to classical violinists to Broadway vocalists to rock guitarists to jazz saxophonists to sitar players and everything in between, the audience will experience culture-crossing collaborations in a casual, entertaining format. Free. RSVP to artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov .

Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Live Dubbed Sitcoms, created by comedian Jo Firestone, is now in its fifth year. Join comedians Evan Altshuler, Zach Cherry, Becky Chicoine, Megan Doherty, Dan Glaser, Keaton Patti and Alexis Pereira as they improvise new dialogue over muted episodes of your favorite sitcoms. $5.

Michelangelo and Rodin in Conversation, Metropolitan Museum of Art – UES, 9am – 12pm

Join an early hours exclusive private viewing of Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer followed by discussions by Carmen C. Bambach, Curator of Italian and Spanish Drawings, about the exhibition and Ashley Dunn, Assistant Curator of French 19th-century Drawings and Prints, about Rodin at The Met. The event will be followed by a conversation with the audience. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Kuinka, Toebow, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Em & The Fates, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Dance Yourself Clean – An Indie Pop Dance Party, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Danny Krivit, Rissa Garcia, Eli Escobar, Good Room – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free with RSVP before 1am.

Anarchists, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 11:30pm, $10.

Gold Medal, Holy Ride, Sunspeaker, Slurpee, Berlin – East Village, 7pm, $8 – $10.

99cts Records x DM Hardware w/ Miley Serious, AceMo, Akua, Ceremony224 – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective Winter Party with Fielded, Gemma, Riich Psycho, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $8.

Basura’s Inferno w/ Junta, Crysto Martyr, Machine Girl, Deli Girls, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10 before 10pm, $12 after.

Le Rug, Fiasco, Lost Boy ?, TURBOSLEAZE, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

a place both wonderful and strange (ft Liberty Rose): The Laura Palmer Deviations, Fuck You, Tammy!, Symbolism In Twin Peaks: A Talk, knifesex (Road House DJ sets), The Bell House – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Bueno, Milk Dick, Morus Alba, Snakeskin, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Ehiorobo, BabyGlock, BETTYSALLY, Grace Ives, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Pale Ramon, Girl Blue, Kylian, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Kondabolu Brothers Podcast Recording, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Madelyn Freed, Blythe Roberson, Phoebe Robinson, Sandy Honig, Owen Bates, Sam Weiner, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Comedy/Dance Party w/ Sam Evans (Just for Laughs, Funniest Person in Cincinatti 2012), Christine Meehan-Berg (The Dr. Oz Show, Funny Or Die), Chrissie Mayr (Laughs on Fox, New York Comedy Festival), Tyler Richardson (MTV, New York Television Festival), Jeff Simmermon (And I Am Not Lying at UCB East Village, This American Life), SallyAnn Hall (The Stand Comedy Club and Restaurant, New York Comedy Club), Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central Presents, Conan), Hosted by Gabriel Pacheco (Funhouse Comedy Show NYC) , Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8:30pm, $5 – $12.

 

ONGOING

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Fifth Avenue and 61st Street, 2pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (12/1) Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Roller Disco Party, Kiki

THINGS TO DO

Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Bryant Park – Midtown, 6pm – 6:45pm

Bryant Park’s anual Tree Lighting Skate-tacular returns. Free.

Personae: Portraits of Personal Fiction, El Barrio’s Artspace – UES, 6pm – 9pm

PERSONAE, by Carlos David, is a collection of portraits of people representing characters from their imagination. More than 80 subjects participated, resulting in over 130 photographs of characters such as superheroes, famous artists, alter egos, unicorns and rock stars. Free.

Roller Disco Party, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 6pm – 10pm

Glide, ride, fly, get high! Studio50 H brings his Roller Wave skate party to the House of Yes for an evening of roll bouncing, boozing, and boogying. Get your workout and your happy hour on at the same time. $10 – $20.

David Hockney Opening Reception, The Met Store – UES, 6pm – 8pm

In celebration of David Hockney, the major retrospective exhibition at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Store Mezzanine Gallery will present a special viewing and sale of limited-edition prints and vintage posters by the artist. On December 1, enjoy cocktails and be among the first to buy rare artwork at The Met Store. Free. RSVP.

Holiday Tree Lighting, Abingdon Square – Greenwich Village, 6pm – 7pm

Enjoy hot cocoa from Le Pain Quotidien, complimentary holiday cookies, caroling, photos with Santa (bring your own camera), and a tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. with Santa Claus. Free.

 

ONGOING

Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

Grand Central Holiday Fair, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, Until Dec. 24, 10am to 8pm.

‘Volez Voguez Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. Free.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Union Square Holiday Market, Southern side of Union Square Park, Until December 24 (Weekdays – 11am to 8pm; Sat. – 10am to 8pm; Sun. 11am to 7pm), Free.

Amsterdam Whitney’s November 2017 Exhibition, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery – Chelsea, Until Dec. 8, 11am – 5pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Kiki, Housing Works Bookstore – SoHo, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

You’re Not Alone, Queens Community House, 5pm, Free, RSVP.

Love and Fury/ Syysprinssi, Scandinavia House – Murray Hill, 6:30pm, $7 – $12.

 

MUSIC

DJ Henri, Mercury Lounge – LES, 12:45am, Free.

JSWISS, Killiam Shakespeare, Animus Rexx, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

The EFFECTS, The Black Black, Kerbivore, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Gina Bon Jersey, DJ Jordan Stern, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10.

Latasha Alcindor, Duendita, Diani Eshe, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Bastard Jazz x Wonderwheel x Darker Than Wax HOLIDAY PARTY! Featuring Nickodemus, Flowering Inferno, Nick Wisdom, Aaron DRM, David Marston, Marcoweibel, Mawkus, Erik The Red, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free.

Phil Pickens, Bucky Hayes and the Commonwealth, The Lobbyists, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Karaoke Tremendous, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free.

Stud1nt, Physical Therapy, Lutto Lento, JX Cannon, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $12.

We Are Girls benefit show s/ Ashni Dave, Bandits on the Run, Pecas. Hey Anna, Rianjali, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Katie Hannigan (Carolines on Broadway, New York Comedy Club), Ryan Donahue (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Crashing), Joyelle Johnson, Evan M. Williams (Roast Battle, Just for Laughs), Anthony Kapfer, Hosted by Petey DeAbreu (Hope of the Hood, MTV), Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8:30pm, $5.16 – $15.

AfroLaffs Comedy and Dance Party w/ Jason Scoop (MTV’S Wildin’ Out), Rae Sanni (Comedy Central’s The President Show), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party), Chris James (VH1’s Single Ladies), Hosted by Mistah Thrillah (Wendy Williams Show, Above Average), Buka – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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Around NYC Today: Free Day at the Whitney Museum, Comedy/ Dance Party

Quit Staring at my Plate
Quit Staring at my Plate

THINGS TO DO

Haunted Halloween Trivia, Ocean Breeze Park (Staten Island), 6pm,

Kick off the Halloween season with a Friday the 13th haunted trivia event.  Enjoy a spooky evening and compete with teams of up to 4 people for a chance to win prizes.

Free Day at the Whitney Museum, The Whitney Museum (Meatpacking District), 7pm – 10pm

Pay what you want (even $0.01) at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

COME OVA (An Improvised Sitcom), Reckless Theater and Training Center, 8pm

A cast of lived-in characters come together to bring you the improvised Listretta family. They know who they are, but have pretty much no idea what’s gonna happen. It’s a situational comedy the way it was meant to be, and Ma just knows you’re gonna love it–whaddya mean how does she know? Cause she’s ya mother, that’s how! $5.

FILM

Quit Staring at My Plate, Scandinavia House (Murray Hill), 2pm, $7 for members, $10 general admission.

Waiting for the Sun, Scandinavia House (Murray Hill), 4pm, $7 for members, $10 general admission.

Get Out, WeWork Harlem, 5pm, $9.

Nothing But The Wind, Scandinavia House (Murray Hill), 6pm, $7 for members, $10 general admission.

Hotel Transylvania 2, Kelly Park (Brooklyn), 6:30pm, Free.

The People Under the Stairs, Brower Park (Brooklyn), 6:30pm, Free.

Beauty and the Beast (2017), Highbridge Park (Washington Heights), 6:30pm, Free.

Ghostbusters, Rockefeller Park (Battery Park City), 7pm, Free.

Hidden Figures, Ferry Point Park (Bronx), 7:30pm, Free.

Bakerman, Scandinavia House (Murray Hill), 8pm, $7 for members, $10 general admission.

Midnight Alternative Horror (Short Films), Syndicated Bar Theater Kitchen), 12:15am, $7.50.

MUSIC

Curta, Elucid, Prem Rock, Skech 1985, LT Headtrip, The Karma Kids, Goldsounds (Brooklyn), 7pm, $8.

Bells Atlas, People’s Champs, Glockabelle, C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn), 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Honey Record Release, Slam Section, Brandy, Weak Signal, Aphaville (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10 – $12.

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Lexie, L’Rain, Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10 – $12.

Quiet Luke, Died, Ackerman, Junius Karr, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Rigs of Doom & The Acheron Present: Fister, Un, Bone Plow, Bar Matchless (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, $10.

Sloppy Jane, Model/ actriz, Sabrinaisnotinthischat, Matter Room, Heck (Brooklyn), 9pm, $5.

COMEDY

Twisted Lipstick Comedy feat. Stephanie Mcrae, Kandyce August, Shelly Coleman, May Wilkerson, Nicki Wright, Cabdyce Musinski, Sir D’s Lounge (Brooklyn), 7pm, $10.

Kobra Comedy Show feat. Bret Raybould​ Josh Tolentino Michelle Slonim​ Zainal Bostaman​, Froilan Cafe Lounge, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedy/ Dance Party at Secret Loft feat. Brian Parise, Regina DeCicco, Sean Donnelly, Amber Rollo, Danny Felts, LeClerc Andre Darquin, Kate Willett, Secret Loft (Greenwich Village), 8:30pm, $10-$15. (Free pizza!)

Cross the Bridge Comedy Show, 18 Wyckoff Ave (Brooklyn), 11pm, $0 – $3.80.

ONGOING

Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Friendship Garden (Sugar Hill), Every Tuesday until Oct. 31, 11am – 8pm, Free.

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